Orange claims iPhone streaming won’t be banned


Orange will not be stopping its users streaming popular content on iPhones, despite questions hanging over the company's data limits and terms and conditions.

The company will start to sell Apple's flagship mobile device on 10 November but the general consensus is the imposed 750MB data limit will be too small for regular streaming from sites such as YouTube.

To add to this, the terms and conditions from Orange stated that it would restrict the use of "non-Orange streaming services."

However, a spokesperson from the company confirmed today on Twitter that "popular streaming services will not be banned for iPhone users."

Further disappointment with the service was confirmed earlier this week when Orange announced the pricing plans for the iPhone were not that dissimilar to O2's, halting speculation that the companies would have a price war on their hands.

Vodafone will also start selling the device but not until the start of 2010.

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